[ntp:questions] Max time adjustment
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 1 12:33:51 UTC 2008
David Woolley wrote:
> Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>> ISTR that "-g" unconditionally sets the clock to whatever time is
>> supplied by the source(s)! It should bring your clock to within a few
>> milliseconds of whatever source(s) was/were used. This is a ONCE only
>> setting. Thereafter, less drastic methods are used and the size of
>> any correction is subject to "sanity checking".
> Not what the documentation (4.2.4p4) says. It only says that it removes
> the 1000 second limit.
>> Normally, ntpd exits with a message to the system log if the
>> offset exceeds the panic threshold, which is 1000 s by default.
>> This option allows the time to be set to any value without
>> restriction; however, this can happen only once. If the
>> threshold is exceeded after that, ntpd will exit with a message
>> to the system log. This option can be used with the -q and -x
>> options. See the tinker command for other options.
I'm not sure what you are trying to say here! As I read the above text,
it does not seriously disagree with what I wrote.
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